Book Talk & Signing with Bestselling Author Christina Baker Kline

at in store on 03/21/2017, 06:00 pm
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Greenville, SC
(864) 675-0540
Book Talk & Signing with Bestselling Author Christina Baker Kline Join us for a book talk and signing with Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train, at a private event at the Greenville County Museum of Art (420 College St. in downtown Greenville) on Tuesday, March 21st, at 6:00pm. Ms. Kline will be discussing her new book, A Piece of the World (William Morrow, hardcover, $27.99, on sale 2/21/17), which is inspired by the Andrew Wyeth painting, Christina's World. After her presentation and Q&A with the audience, Ms. Kline will sign books, and attendees may browse the museum's Wyeth Dynasty exhibit, a retrospective celebrating the centennial of Andrew Wyeth's birth and including Andrew Wyeth's art complemented by works of his father, N.C., his son Jamie, and his sisters Carolyn and Henriette. More than 80 examples are featured in this exhibition of works by the first family of American painting. Tickets are $30 each. Each ticket admits one and includes a copy of A Piece of the World. Enter through the back door of the museum. Doors will open at 5:30 and close at 6:15, so be on time! Seating is limited, so we suggest purchasing tickets in advance. GCMA members may purchase tickets at a discount through the Museum. Non-members should purchase tickets from Fiction Addiction either online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540. Those who cannot make the event may order signed books from Fiction Addiction to be picked up afterward or direct shipped. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train comes A Piece of the World, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth's mysterious and iconic painting Christina's World. "Later he told me that he'd been afraid to show me the painting. He thought I wouldn't like the way he portrayed me: dragging myself across the field, fingers clutching dirt, my legs twisted behind. The arid moonscape of wheatgrass and timothy. That dilapidated house in the distance, looming up like a secret that won't stay hidden." To Christina Olson, the entire world was her family's remote farm in the small coastal town of Cushing, Maine. Born in the home her family had lived in for generations, and increasingly incapacitated by illness, Christina seemed destined for a small life. Instead, for more than twenty years, she was host and inspiration for the artist Andrew Wyeth, and became the subject of one of the best known American paintings of the twentieth century. As she did in her beloved smash bestseller Orphan Train, Christina Baker Kline interweaves fact and fiction in a powerful novel that illuminates a little-known part of America's history. Bringing into focus the flesh-and-blood woman behind the portrait, she vividly imagines the life of a woman with a complicated relationship to her family and her past, and a special bond with one of our greatest modern artists. Told in evocative and lucid prose, A Piece of the World is a story about the burdens and blessings of family history, and how artist and muse can come together to forge a new and timeless legacy.

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